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    Default Wanted: Generic luggable computer with ATX motherboard

    Looking for one of these very late lunchbox style luggables that fits an ATX motherboard. I know they exist but I can't seem to find one. I think they were mostly made with pentium 2/3's but the spec doesn't matter to me as long as it's complete and works

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    On ebay do a search for Dolch. They made a career of "lunchbox" portables. Check either in the Vintage category or the Business and Industrial. A lot of their machines were rigged as network sniffers.
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    Yeah, a Dolch would be ideal but they're usually way out of my price range. And I'd like to do some modifications, I'd hate to ruin a Dolch.

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    I had a sniffer once that was dolch like. Not sure it was atx though. In fact the processor and other accoutrements were on plug in cards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipc View Post
    I had a sniffer once that was dolch like. Not sure it was atx though. In fact the processor and other accoutrements were on plug in cards.
    Weird, so it was like a backplane board in a luggable?

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    I think I found the one I want, an Ajax Prism. There are a few on ebay, one that's gutted and beat up and missing the door, one that works but is missing the door for $200+ shipping, and one with the door for $900... I'm tempted to get the gutted one but I doubt I'll ever find a door for it unless someone on here has one.

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    The seller on that Ajax one never replied to my message, so I guess I'm still looking. How hard can it be to find a portable that uses an atx motherboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer203 View Post
    Looking for one of these very late lunchbox style luggables that fits an ATX motherboard. I know they exist but I can't seem to find one.
    Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer203 View Post
    How hard can it be to find a portable that uses an atx motherboard?
    What do you have planned for this portable that requires ATX?
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    Well I'm not entirely sure but an upgraded motherboard is definitely in store. Probably a pentium 3 or core 2 duo or something along those lines. Eventually I'd like to do an upgraded screen and modern motherboard but keep it looking stock

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    There are places selling new portable ATX cases with LCD. Unfortunately, the price seems to be over $2000 and that is without a motherboard.

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